Being In Touch With the Mainstream

When you look to the mainstream culture, for what is normal you are almost guarenteed to be caught up in the mainstream - and the last thing the mainstream cares about is that you will become a master at anything.

What they do care about is if you're in touch with everything they're doing.

It means that to be successful at an odd craft like drawing or painting or storytelling or anything else you either have to pull yourself out of the mainstream OR better yet, get into an alternate stream that is not dominated by keeping up with entertainment.

Find a nerdy stream, one that is in touch with the things your practice and skills demand you get better at.

Create commitments to communities that value your craft, that will keep you accountable not to checking for mainstream updates but your own progress towards mastering your art.


This came from a great podcast from Proko's YouTube: